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Rebecca Minkoff Provides a Glimpse Into the Future of Retail at WIRL Summit

The integration of the online and offline shopping worlds is a priority for omnichannel retailers in 2015. In order to remain relevant — and profitable — brick-and-mortar retailers need to find ways to better serve in-store shoppers and meet their demands, whether that’s through technological advancements or simply improved customer service. One such retailer tasked…
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WIRL Summit Speaker Spotlight: Stormy Simon

The Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) is excited to announce that Stormy Simon, president of Overstock.com, will be a keynote speaker at our Women in Retail Leadership Summit, taking place in Miami, April 22-23. Simon’s "make it happen" mantra has helped motivate teams throughout Overstock.com. Under her leadership, Overstock.com was named to Forbes’ 2014…
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Close Your Eyes and Think of Miami

Palm trees. Beautiful blue water. Sandy beaches. Banana daiquiris. Have I hypnotized you yet? If not (or even if I have), then make sure to sign up for the upcoming Women in Retail Leadership Summit, taking place in beautiful Miami on April 22-23. The Summit, the Women in Retail Leadership Circle's signature event, is designed…
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WIRLC Launch Party: How Naama Bloom Creates Customer Engagement

A highlight of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle launch party last week was the showing of a viral video ad called “First Moon Party,” that features a tween girl who fakes getting her period — to disastrous results.
 

WIRLC Launch Party: A Fireside Chat With Robin Domeniconi

At last week’s Women in Retail Leadership Circle launch party, Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of WIRLC, sat down with Robin Domeniconi, Rue La La’s Chief Marketing Officer, to discuss her thoughts on everything from brand storytelling, smart hiring techniques and linear thinking versus creative thinking.
 

Welcome!

The Inner Circle is the weekly e-newsletter of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), a unique, members-only networking group that offers enterprise-level women in the retail industry a place to learn, connect and grow. WIRLC offers members the opportunity to share best practices, discuss industry issues and find inspiration on how to conquer challenges…
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Heather Thomson Discusses What Lies Ahead for Her Yummie Brand

In this one-on-one interview with Heather Thomson, founder of the Yummie by Heather Thomson brand as well as a cast member on The Real Housewives of New York, she discusses the future of her retail brand.
 

Hayley Barna Shares the Future of Birchbox

Over the last few months, New York-based startup Birchbox has taken over the retail realm. In a little over three years, the subscription commerce beauty brand has grown to 800,000 subscribers, has 250 employees and has worked with 800 brands, amounting to $96 million in annual sales — not to mention its recent venture funding acquisition and plans to open a brick-and-mortar location this summer in SoHo.
 
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